Al Abut

Designer, crimefighter

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I design software



Web & mobile apps

Started a YC company



Working at startups since 2007

I love visual design



It pays to sweat the details

Craft my own HTML/CSS



Was a developer before becoming a designer

I use a lot of paper



Nothing's faster or more creative

I run usability tests



It's my favorite research tool

I'm a night owl



productive insomnia

I'm very particular about my workspace



It has to be just so

Grew up in California



Skate, surf & BMX

San Diego is my hometown



Went to college in La Jolla

I studied biology



Did neuroscience research for 3 years

I have a lovely wife



She's the nicest person I know

We have two tiny dogs



They're our furbabies

They love the beach



We go every Saturday

I love science



Both real & sci-fi

Played soccer my whole life



Blew out my knee trying to go pro



I love to travel

And explore the planet





So does my baby

I'm a lucky guy



We love Amsterdam



Went on our honeymoon

We really love Hawaii



Went to Maui twice last year

Even went freediving



Through a cave with a sleeping shark

I love exploring San Francisco



It's relaxed yet metro



The food here is legit

Especially the coffee



The music scene is vibrant



Live shows cleanse my soul